The
Fatherhood
Coalition

Happy FatherLESS Day

Father-4-Justice sponsored Fathers Day marches in Boston and Concord, NH


CPF/Fatherhood Coalition NEWS STORY with pictures

BOSTON, June 18—Happy FatherLESS Day marchers sweep through Boston
Courthouses disinfected but Mr. Incredible fails to deliver

CPF/Fatherhood Coalition PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, June 15—Noncustodial dads say: Happy FatherLESS Day
Fatherhood Coalition to join Fathers-4-Justice/US in Boston and NH marches on Friday

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F4J MA F4J NH

800-793-7458 800-547-3148

info@ma.f4j.us info@nh.f4j.us

www.f4j.org www.f4j.org

www.fathersunite.org www.nhcustody.org

FATHERLESS DAY EVENTS

FRIDAY, June 17th, 2005

Logistical Information for Participants

Event

Boston, MA

Concord, NH

Time

11:30a – 1:00p

3:00p – 4:30p

Arrive by

10:30a

2:30p

Gather at

Quincy Market Rotunda - 2nd Fl.

(aka Faneuil Hall Marketplace)

NH State House

(in front)

Directions:

Boston: www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/VisitorInfo/Directions/

MBTA T stations: Haymarket (Green/Orange);

State (Blue/Orange); Government Center (Green/Blue)

Parking: 75 State Street, plenty of others in area

Concord: From I-93, take exit 14, Loudon Rd…turn onto Loudon Rd (Rt.9 West) toward downtown/capital…turn LEFT onto N. Main St (Rt. 3/202)…take 3rd RIGHT onto School St…1/2 block to PARKING GARAGE on left…if full, continue on School St…LEFT onto N. State St…1/2 block to PARKING GARAGE on right. (25¢/hr)

Route and Plan:

Boston: We will gather on the 2nd floor under the Quincy Market Rotunda in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. We’ll march on a predetermined route (approx 1½ mi.), stopping periodically to 'disinfect' a courthouse or let our message be heard at key locations. The March will conclude in front of the Massachusetts State House. Many of us will be driving from Boston to Concord, NH. Let us know if you’d like to do both events…we’ll help to coordinate rides.

Concord: We will gather in front of the NH State House, demonstrating in solidarity for equal parenting rights. An assortment of speakers will address the gathering. Everyone is welcomed to speak if they are so moved. There will also be cameramen giving many attendees the opportunity, should they desire, to share their views on tape for a video that we are producing.

WHAT TO WEAR:

  1. Wear your F4J tshirt if you have one. F4J t-shirts can be ordered at https://shop.fathers-4-justice.us/. A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the Gathering Place. If you don't have one, wear purple or black.
  2. A costume, if you’d like…approved costumes for this event are:
• Judge Outfit (graduation robes are good, no SCARY masks this time, clown makeup/mask or other statement OK)

• Decontamination Suit ($8 tyvek overall from Home Depot, we’ll "decorate it with F4J purple handprints, bring a broom, mop/squeegee, or sprayer, too)

• Superhero Costume – your choice, should be kid-friendly
  1. Comfortable Shoes
  2. Hat / Sunglasses (if it’s hot & sunny)
  3. A backpack with water, snacks, supplies

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Photo of your child(ren): We’d like everyone to wear or carry a large photo of their children or grandchildren. Many of us have found it useful to print a full page photo, paste it onto foam board from an office supply store and hang from a lanyard or string so we can carry it hands free. This allows us to carry other large signs, use the megaphones, etc. Also bring an additional, disposable large, printed photo of your child(ren), for possible use in street theatre skit.
  2. Noisemakers: Whistles, Horns, Air Horns, Drums, etc…we want to attract attention and will make noise as we move from location to location in Boston.
  3. MORE PEOPLE: It’s never too late…talk to your friends, family, and co-workers. Numbers are hugely important for media coverage. Just coming along and watching is perfectly acceptable…street clothes are just fine.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Contact us at the numbers below if you can:

  1. Call supporters in your local area to encourage them to come.
  2. Be responsible for:
• Purple lollipops / candies to hand out with literature we’ll provide

• Purple Balloons

• Water-soluble purple finger paint (for purple handprints)

• Print & bring literature for handouts

  1. Wear a costume. It’s helpful for us to know how many of each we’ll have.
  2. Speak with the public and/or the media at the event(s). At all times, we will have designated individuals on the periphery of the march/rally actively engaged in distributing literature and talking with interested people.
  3. Record the event(s) with a digital video recorder, interview participants along the way, or are willing to loan your digital camera for this purpose.
  4. Provide a ride or need a ride…carpooling is encouraged!

HOW TO CONTACT US:

F4J MA: 800-793-7458 or info@ma.f4j.us

F4J NH: 800-547-3148 or info@nh.f4j.us

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CPF/Fatherhood Coalition NEWS STORY with pictures

BOSTON, June 18—Happy FatherLESS Day marchers sweep through Boston
Courthouses disinfected but Mr. Incredible fails to deliver

CPF/Fatherhood Coalition PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, June 15—Noncustodial dads say: Happy FatherLESS Day
Fatherhood Coalition to join Fathers-4-Justice/US in Boston and NH marches on Friday


For further information on CPF/The Fatherhood Coalition, contact:

Mark Charalambous
CPF Spokesman
brontis@thecia.net
(978) 840-0268

Michael O’Neil
CPF Co-Chairman
Mike.oneil@juno.com
(774) 219-6093

 

For further information on Fathers-4-Justice, contact:

 

F4J-Massachusetts
(800) 793-7458
info@ma.f4j.us
www.f4j.or
www.fathersunite.org.

Robert Chase
F4J-USA New England
robert.chase@nh.f4j.us

(603) 770-5464

F4J-New Hampshire
(800) 547-3148
info@nh.f4j.us
www.f4j.org
www.nhcustody.org

 

 

CPF / The Fatherhood Coalition
617-723-DADS

A non-profit, all volunteer organization of men and women advocating for fatherhood since 1994


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